Meet the Team Women training for the sport of life

Welcome to TWP Fitness

Women training for the sport of life is more than our catch phrase – for us it symbolizes everything that a membership at TWP embodies; living a fit and healthy life, awakening with the vitality to enjoy each day and having the strength and stamina to manage everything that life brings your way.

We specialize in women’s health and fitness. Our role is to provide you with a well-equipped facility, the fitness programs and individual support you need to attain the fitness and lifestyle goals that are important to you.

We invest in quality equipment designed for women. We know that working out is easier on great stuff that is suited for women and fun to use. We offer a large and diverse all-inclusive group fitness schedule designed to accommodate all fitness levels. There is something for everyone. Our qualified coaches are trained to assist you with our equipment and programs, and to inspire and motivate you to achieve your fitness goals.

Check out membership at TWP for a refreshing way to celebrate your life!


Our Mission

We are diverse women building confidence, strength and health through teamwork, dedication and fitness.


Our Vision

To provide all women with a community of support and inspiration to improve their quality of life through physical fitness and healthy living.


Our Core Values

  • TWP Fitness Inc represents a community of support and inspiration, striving to improve quality of life through physical fitness and healthy living.
  • TWP Fitness Inc is an inclusive, non-judgmental club, welcoming ALL women to help improve their health and well-being in a non-threatening, caring environment.
  • TWP Fitness Inc's management and staff strive to develop positive relationships with each member.
  • TWP Fitness Inc's management and staff are accessible, responsive and proactive in meeting the needs of their members and demonstrate compassion and empathy.
  • TWP Fitness Inc's management and staff are team oriented, professional, informative and educated. They continually strive to keep informed of new research and developments in the fitness industry.
  • TWP Fitness Inc will conduct business in an ethical and trustworthy manner and will resolve membership concerns in a fair and timely fashion.
  • TWP Fitness Inc will provide a safe, clean, well-maintained facility, offering progressive programs and equipment for their membership to realize results with attainable lifestyle goals.
  • TWP Fitness Inc's programming will provide options and variations to accommodate individual requirements, enhance motivation and improve long-term success.
  • TWP Fitness Inc strives to be a strong corporate citizen in our community through involvement, support, and promotion of events and charities.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1981
  • Locally-owned and operated
  • 9,500 SQ. FT. of space
  • Over 30 professional trainers, coaches, health & wellness staff
  • Over 65 group fitness class per week
  • Numerous workout stations including cardio equipment, weight machines, functional trainers, and small group training area
  • Hangry Station featuring Cherry Hill Coffee and Glow Juicery
  • Spa on-site
  • “Outstanding Fitness Facility in the Thompson Okanagan Region” awarded by BCRPA
  • “Business Excellence Award” awarded by Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
  • Voted “Best Fitness Facility” (consecutive years) by Okanagan Life
  • Voted Corporate Community of the Year

Meet the Crew

Meet your Owners

Meet your Owners

Lisa Kolar

Lisa Kolar

Owner+Huge Boss Lady


lisa@twpfitness.com

Most of you wouldn't know that Lisa started at TWP 7 years ago as an overweight, depressed pack -a-day smoker!  She is never proud of that story, but can tell you that she is forever grateful to TWP, and the people that encouraged and helped her to believe in herself throughout her journey! Lisa would head to the very back of the class (much like high school) and try to convince herself that she wasn't going to die, while admiring the more fit people in front of her. There were many members and trainers that she followed and slowly built a tribe with, without even knowing it was happening!  Soon Lisa was joining classes and groups that she never thought she would!  People made her feel so welcome and comfortable that it encouraged her to keep going. The healthier she got and the better she felt, Lisa wanted to pay it forward and encourage other people starting out!

Now as the owner of TWP she TRULY wants to keep that feeling alive at this incredibly special gym! 30 pounds lighter, a non-smoker, and 30 times stronger, these are the core values that we promise you our team will run this gym with! 

Ashley Kolar

Ashley Kolar

Front Desk+Instructor+Head of Group Fitness


ashley@twpfitness.com

She’s our ray of smiley sunshine at the front desk and around the gym.  You can read more about Ashley in the Personal Trainer/Instructor section because YES, she does a little of everything!

Taylor Kolar

Taylor Kolar

Front Desk+Group Fitness Intructor+Personal Trainer+Social Media Lead


taylor@twpfitness.com

Taylor is our Social Media chick, taking care of all things pretty and technological. Her goal is to show women of the okanagan all of the fun, interactive and intensely diverse activities that go on @ TWP... And welcome them to join in on the fun! 

She extremely passionate about Physical Fitness, Mental Wellness and Nutrition being equals. She believes in creating a balanced and healthy lifestyle that is both sustainable inside AND outside of the gym! Taylor is a smiling face at TWP always up for an open discussion regarding ambitions, challenges and change when it comes to training. She hopes her presence will help to encourage women to step outside of their comfort zones in the safe and fun community that IS TWP! 

After her Fitness Theory, Taylor completed her CFES WTI, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Training certifications.

Taylor primarily teaches Indoor Cycle, HIIT and Small Group Training! She has a knack for increasing your heart rate with engaging intervals to keep you coming back for more!

However, she adores working one on one with clients, continually fascinated and passionate about movement and how individualized it is for each and everyone of us! 

 

 

 

Brock Munro

Brock Munro

Our Crazy Smart Numbers Guy


brock@twpfitness.com

Brock was born and raised in Kelowna. He grew up with a passion for sports and fitness. And although, sports had briefly taken him away from the city he loved, he eventually found his way back home. Brock graduated from Okanagan College with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He has worked in sales and finance. Brock has been a perfect fit with TWP Fitness, combining his enthusiasm of business with his passion of fitness. You can usually find Brock in the back-office crunching numbers. 

“It is unbelievable to see the amazing culture that has been created here at TWP Fitness by all the incredible people, from the instructors, trainers, staff and members. I’ve seen and worked out at many different gyms and this place is like nothing else. Everyone is so friendly, positive and accepting, it’s not like any other fitness facility. It is truly its own community of special individuals!”  - Brock, when asked about TWP Fitness

Kailee Kristoff

Kailee Kristoff

Front Desk+Personal Trainer+Group Fitness Instructor


kailee@twpfitness.com

Kailee received her Fitness Theory, Weight Training, and Personal Training certifications in 2011. She is passionate about helping others and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UBC Okanagan in 2012. Her philosophy reflects her education and she believes that exercise is a contributing factor to both physical as well as mental well being. She hopes through her work at TWP she can inspire other women to pursue their goals and find mental and physical health through a healthy, active lifestyle. In her 5 years in the fitness industry Kailee has continued her education and received certifications in Group Fitness, TRX, Barre, Spin and other specializations. She is committed to offering her clients effective programs suited to their abilities and goals.

Kaitlyn Courtney

Kaitlyn Courtney

Front Desk Babe

Kaitlyn was a member at TWP for 5 years before joining the team. She was constantly inspired by the members and the staff, and she jumped at the chance to be able to work in such an encouraging environment! She is currently attending Okanagan College, taking courses to earn her Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate. Kaitlyn enjoys group fitness, travel, reading and spending time with her boyfriend and family.

Ange-Aimee Quesnel

Ange-Aimee Quesnel

Front Desk Babe

This cutie has been running around TWP ever since her mom dropped her off at childminding when she was 4 years old. Since then she found her passion in sports, specifically soccer and field hockey. Through these sports she learned the importance of a fun and supportive team, which she found at TWP fitness! She is currently enrolled at UBCO majoring in English and History to become a teacher with hopes to teach abroad. 

Danielle Weninger

Danielle Weninger

Front Desk Babe

I had never been to the gym before I started working at TWP and I couldn't imagine going without now! I was so excited to get the chance to be a part of the team as it is such an uplifting environment and everyone has made me feel like family! I have done gymnastics and cheerleading my whole life. I love to travel,  spend time with my family and go on hikes with my two dogs! 

Bree Nanci

Bree Nanci

Front Desk Babe

Bree started her fitness journey with TWP a couple years ago when joining their program Fit‘n Fab. Now she can’t imagine going to any other gym to workout. The atmosphere at TWP is life changing and everyone is so uplifting. She was truly honoured when the Kolar’s asked her to be a part of their Front Desk team. Bree is currently going to UBCO for her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History and minor in Indigenous Studies. Her goal is to become an Elementary School teacher. 

Kendra Harding

Kendra Harding

Front Desk Babe

Kendra is Originally from Ontario and has been living in Kelowna for 8 years now.  She started her fitness journey back in 2014 when she began her Weight Training certification at Okanagan College and completed her Personal Training Certification in 2016.  Helping people acheive their fitness goals is a huge passion for Kendra and she likes to live an active lifestyle outside of the gym as well.  When she's not helping at the front desk at TWP Fitness, you can usually find her doing a workout around the gym, or out for a hike in the gorgeous Okanagan landscape.  She loves being a part of the TWP family and the inspiring, challenging, motivating and happy environment it provides to all who walk through our doors! 

Our Personal Training Team!

Dawn Thalheimer

Dawn Thalheimer

Personal Trainer+ Prenatal Specialist

Leaving her career as a post-production supervisor in 2000 to start a family, Dawn enjoyed an urban Vancouver lifestyle before moving to Kelowna in 2004. When her youngest son was six months old, she began her personal fitness journey in earnest and became a CFES certified Personal Trainer.

Dawn’s experience in creating and delivering sport-specific, individual, and group training programs has given her a unique perspective on working smarter vs harder to achieve your goals. Committed to regular improvement and education, she routinely looks to study, understand, and implement the latest ideas and techniques in overall body health and fitness.

As a mother of five, Dawn regularly confronts the often harsh reality of trying to juggle health and fitness with the demands of home and family. Knowing the struggle and pitfalls faced by any busy mom has inspired her to help others find their personal balance and live a healthy, happy life.

Denise LeBlanc

Denise LeBlanc

Personal Trainer+Instructor

Denise has been a certified fitness professional working in the fitness industry for over twenty five years.  While raising a busy family of four active boys in Montreal, she learned how to encourage, support and motivate each one to care for and believe in themselves to accomplish their goals.  She brings this same passion to her clients and continues to motivate, educate and inspire others to be active and to make healthy lifestyle choices.  

Denise enjoys working with baby boomers and beginners tailoring each program to specific needs providing a workout filled with a variety of challenges.  Specialty areas include:  Group Fitness, Personal Training, Spinning, Pilates, TRX, Bosu, Core Conditioning and Functional Training.  

Sam Duncan-Evans

Sam Duncan-Evans

Personal Trainer+Instructor

I began my adventure with TWP over a year ago after joining the We Are Warriors group last summer. From there I fell in love with the fun and challenging atmosphere and the decision to pursue my CFES certification in Weight training, group fitness, and personal training followed quickly. Since completing my certifications I have been teaching group fitness classes and personal training at TWP and love the supportive and encouraging community there! I grew up in Summerland, being active my entire life, most specifically playing soccer and long distance running - just completing my first marathon last fall. 

When I’m not at TWP you can find me enjoying everything that makes the Okanagan as amazing as it - hiking and skiing the mountains, paddling the lake, or enjoying a sunny patio :)